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Yokohama Rubber begins production at Indian off-highway tires plant


Production has started at Yokohama Rubber’s newly constructed Visakhapatnam Plant in India as the company expands the production capacity of Yokohama Off-Highway Tires (YOHT), a subsidiary focused on OHTs for agricultural, forestry, construction, and industrial vehicles. The plant was scheduled to begin production in 2023, but the earlier start date will enable YOHT to respond [...]

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ZC Rubber Europe appoints new deputy general manager


Tire manufacturer ZC Rubber has appointed Ákos Barcsik as the new deputy general manager of ZC Rubber Europe. Barcsik brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the automotive and tire sectors. He joined ZC Rubber in 2017 as a field engineer manager before becoming sales director of ZC Rubber Europe in 2021 [...]

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Klean Industries and Kodexe to collaborate on KleanLoop tire recycling tech


Canada-based Klean Industries (Klean) has partnered with Kodexe for the development and implementation the KleanLoop DApp Blockchain SAS, a platform which will be used to tokenize all waste and recyclables on the global marketplace. The platform will also enable the end-to-end supply management of all recycling, waste processing and Waste-to-Energy projects. The plan is to [...]

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology uses recycled tire rubber in concrete mix


A team of engineers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Australia have managed to replace 100% of the traditionally used aggregates in concrete with rubber from end-of-life tires, while still continuing to meet building regulations. By replacing gravel and crushed rocks, the team members believe the more sustainable and lighter concrete [...]

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Škoda Enyaq iV benefits from bespoke Bridgestone Turanza Eco tires


Manufacturer Bridgestone has developed bespoke Turanza Eco tires for the Škoda Enyaq iV with Enliten technology to reduce tire rolling resistance by up to 30% and weight by up to 20%, enabling the Enyaq iV to travel 529km on a single charge. The tires for the Škoda Enyaq iV were developed using Bridgestone’s Virtual Tyre [...]

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Bridgestone invests further in Southeast Asia natural rubber plantations


Manufacturer Bridgestone has approved plans to strengthen investments in its natural rubber plantations in Southeast Asia. The tire maker plans to invest US$26.7m by 2030 to ensure a sustainable supply of natural rubber for tire production. The company is also seeking to strengthen initiatives to contribute to circular economies and carbon neutrality across the entire [...]

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Yokohama Rubber develops rubber compound design system utilizing AI generation


Application has begun of a proprietary rubber compound design system that utilizes AI-based compound generation technology. The new system was developed by Yokohama with the cooperation of Hamagomu Aicom, a Yokohama Rubber subsidiary specializing in information system development. The new system’s use of AI to propose a compound with targeted rubber physical property values enables [...]

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rFpro opens up road surface simulation software to third-party tire model suppliers


Simulation software specialist rFpro says it is integrating third-party tire model suppliers directly into its road surface model software, Terrain Server. By providing highly detailed road surface data it hopes to help motorsport teams develop more advanced tire models. “The tire is the only part of a race car connected to the road,” said Matt [...]

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